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  • Laurel federal employee was one block from gun shots at Capitol

    Laurel federal employee was one block from gun shots at Capitol
    UPDATE: Laurel resident Clayton Cooper Jr., a federal employee parked on Capitol Hill to demonstrate against the shutdown, said he was a block away from where shots were fired Thursday afternoon. Cooper, who was parked at 3rd and Jefferson streets, said...
  • Deciding who's essential to the federal government

    Deciding who's essential to the federal government
    Emell Monlyn was an essential government worker when twin snowstorms blanketed the Mid-Atlantic in 2010. The Bowie man was also required to report for work when a destructive derecho hit in June 2012 and Hurricane Sandy threatened later last year. In...
  • Obama blames Boehner for 'reckless' shutdown

    Obama blames Boehner for 'reckless' shutdown
    President Barack Obama used a speech Thursday in Maryland to sharpen his critique of Republican leaders, who responded by pointing a finger at Democrats in a budget showdown that left the government closed for a third day. Speaking at a Rockville...
  • Laurel man says anti-shutdown demonstration at Capitol still going strong

    Laurel man says anti-shutdown demonstration at Capitol still going strong
    Clayton Cooper, a furloughed federal employee from Laurel who has made it his mission to park in front of the Capitol every work day until the government shutdown ends, said he thought his efforts, on Day 4, were gaining steam. “We had like 20...
  • At crucial time, cable news fails on shutdown, Obamacare

    At crucial time, cable news fails on shutdown, Obamacare
    I did something foolish last week. I spent at least four hours a day with cable TV news, starting Tuesday. I was hoping for some information and clarity on two huge stories that were starting to unfold: the partial government shutdown and the launch...
  • Time for Boehner to cut his losses and end the government shutdown

    Time for Boehner to cut his losses and end the government shutdown
    The current row over who's to blame for the latest government showdown brings to mind the story of the two men arguing on a street corner whether the world is round or flat. They agree to ask an amiable passer-by to settle the matter. He ponders the...
  • In Md., government shutdown buffets businesses

    In Md., government shutdown buffets businesses
    At least 100 federal workers usually crowd the Salsa Grill in Woodlawn for lunch. By Friday, the fourth day of the partial federal government shutdown, their numbers dwindled to three. The Peruvian eatery — across from the Social Security...
  • Silk Road arrest exposes a hidden Internet

    Silk Road arrest exposes a hidden Internet
    The end came quickly for Silk Road, when federal agents crept in to nab the alleged kingpin of the secret $1.2 billion online drug marketplace as he sat at his laptop in the sci-fi section of a San Francisco public library. Within hours, though, many...
  • Government shutdown turns off the next generation of public servants

    Government shutdown turns off the next generation of public servants
    While our nation enters week two of the government shutdown and Congress' approval rating reaches an anemic 10 percent, the lowest number in recent history, I grow more and more concerned about the future. We witness politicians on both sides of the aisle...
  • Shutdown cabal forces nation to the brink

     Shutdown cabal forces nation to the brink
    I get it. A handful of reactionary billionaires and former Republican government officials of dubious ethical repute don't like a law, so they decide to shut down the government until that law (passed by both houses of Congress, signed by the...
  • Federal retiree blames Tea Party for shutdown [Letter]

    Editor: This Federal government shutdown is the latest antic by the Tea Party Republicans to achieve by sheer force what they did not achieve in the most recent national elections and cannot achieve by attempting to extort concessions not only from...
  • The U.S. Government is us [Editorial]

    The U.S. Government is us [Editorial]
    The federal government sort of closed for business this week, a shameful display that unfortunately is neither unprecedented nor out of character. It's worth stressing the sort-of aspect of the shutdown because the U.S. Armed Forces remain on guard, the...